Wednesday, December 05, 2012

ethical paper back on the agenda

I see as I flicked through my council agenda for next meeting, hot off the press last night the following motion has been lodged by Cr Child. When Yarra Ranges signed the ethical paper pledge we received more letters of support over that than anything council had ever done although Minister Walsh wasn't particularly happy, going to be an interesting meeting next Tuesday.

Motion received from Cr Child

9.3 Ethical Paper Pledge


That Council:

1) Acknowledge that its procurement policy supports sustainability, protection of the environment, corporate social responsibility and local community needs.

2) Acknowledge that it purchases copy paper in line with that procurement policy, with Australian Paper supplying almost 100% of Council’s paper, its Australian™ product line having been chosen on its environmental credentials and its alignment with our sustainable procurement commitment.

3) In recognition of items 1 and 2 above, retract from the Wilderness Society's 'Ethical Paper Pledge' and withdraw its direct involvement with that pledge.

4) Write to the VicForests Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, expressing support for facilitating the relocation of the VicForests Head Office to the Yarra Ranges Muncipality.

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